Northern Virginia has its fair share of old barns. If you are lucky enough to have one on your property, you already know how handy having a large “storage” space is when pursuing activities that are simply impossible to do in your house. Car collections, renovations of all kinds, antiques and collectables, artist studios, woodshops, even entertainment venues have taken over the original purpose of barns.
From an exterior painter’s point of view, these big wooden barns present some unique challenges. At award-winning, Reston-based All American Painting Plus, we’ve tackled these old beauties and have the experience to bring them back to “like new” condition.
It’s an involved process:
Barns are big and beautiful but fairly rare. Much more popular are backyard sheds used principally for storing lawn care equipment. When they are new, they can be an attractive addition to the lawn. But after a few years of Northern Virginia weather, the shed can start to look pretty dingy.
Companies that manufacture sheds typically spray paint them. Spray painting is the most cost effective way to get the job done, but in the case of sheds, it results in an uneven application of paint. The flat (plank) sections will be even and smooth but grooves, corners, and ends are hit and miss.
A professional painting job does more than just improve the appearance of a shed. It protects the shed from the climate with an even coat across all parts of the structure. Professional painters, like those at All American Painting Plus, know that means using a roller on the planks and a brush on all the grooves and end pieces. Using a paint with a high sheen can also boost protection by reflecting solar heat and deflecting damaging UV rays.
If your shed is fast approaching “eyesore” status, or your big red barn needs a freshening, it’s time to pick up the phone and call Northern Virginia’s premiere residential painting contractors. All American Painting Plus is the painting service with the experience, talented craftsmen, and resources to bring your structures back to “like new” condition.
Don’t put it off – call us today! We think you’ll be delighted with our affordable price estimate and we know you’ll be amazed with our professional service.
All American Painting Plus has been my “go to” company for over 10 years for home and office painting and I’ve been consistently satisfied with the finished product and their professionalism. I’ve found Brian McCracken’s staff to be exceptionally skilled craftsmen and can count on them to do the job well, including taking care to prepare walls and fix problem areas before they paint so that the finished product is polished. Please ask Brian for my contact information if you would like more specifics.
I want to thank you and your team for the work you did on my residence. The men showed up at the appointed time to replace and paint the fascia board. You recommended a change from wood to a more modern substance, which I accepted, at a negligible increase in the price for the job. Thank you for that. You should be extremely proud of the team that did the work. They worked quickly, safely, and without complaint from neighbors on either side of the townhouse. As you know, I have fastidious neighbors, that watched the work on that day, and they told me later, that your crew impressed them as well.
Brian McCracken was courteous, professional and a delight, amazing qualities in a worker you invite into your home. I found him painting a home in my neighborhood. The homeowner had checked him out on Angie’s List and ranted as to the professionalism of the workers. It was important to me that the company was local and not a big, franchised company. Brian’s estimate was spot on. When I added more to the job, Rene – the foreman – consulted with Brian to give me an estimate on the additional work. The painters arrived when they said they would, working efficiently and cleanly. At the end of each day, it looked like they were never here. All of their tools picked up. When they needed to leave the ladders they asked if it would be ok and where would be the best place to leave they were they would be out of our way. All American has come back 2 more times to tackle different jobs for us. I have recommended them to friends. And now recommend All American to you. You will not be disappoint
We couldn’t be more pleased with the work All American Painting did for our home. The team did a wonderful job from start to finish, from sending us an incredibly detailed estimate so there was no guess work, to keeping the work area tidy throughout the project. We certainly will use them again! Cheers!